Robert Jordan

«Til shade is gone,»

Robert Jordan


«A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to his worst enemy.»

Robert Jordan


«Oh, how long were the days of a man.»

Robert Jordan


«If your enemy offers you two targets, strike at a third.»

Robert Jordan


«Does it make you brave to stick your hand in a bear's mouth? Would you do it again just because you didn't die?»

Robert Jordan


«What is too absurd to be believed is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie.»

Robert Jordan


«I always say, if you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.»

Robert Jordan


«Advice!Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are." "That is probably why you make such a bad job of it.- Perrin and Egwene»

Robert Jordan


«Often you don't know whether a woman is friend, enemy or lover until it is too late. Sometimes, she is all three.»

Robert Jordan


«Death is lighter than a feather, but Duty is heavier than a mountain.»

Robert Jordan


«As many roads down as up, and the roads down as slippery as the others.»

Robert Jordan


«Those intricate curves and patterns your people create are beyond human eyes and hands to make. Perhaps we wished to avoid a poor imitation that would only have been an ever-present reminder to us of what we had lost. There is a different beauty in simplicity, in a single line placed just so, a single flower among the rocks. The harshness of the stone makes the flower more precious. We try not to dwell too much on what is gone. The strongest heart will break under that strain.»

Robert Jordan


«The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose above the great mountainous island of Tremalking. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the Wheel of Time. But it was»

Robert Jordan


«Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.»

Robert Jordan


«Women do not become exhausted they only exhaust others.»

Robert Jordan


«There is some delight in ale and wine»

Robert Jordan


«In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes»

Robert Jordan


«You can't give up. You can't ever give up. If you give up you might as well be dead.»

Robert Jordan


«Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.»

Robert Jordan


«Facing them (men) with knives and spears was much easier than loving them, much easier.»

Robert Jordan


«All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.»

Robert Jordan


«I'll never forget the first time Davram took me by the scruff of my neck and showed me he was the stronger of us. It was magnificent! If a woman is stronger than her husband, she comes to despise him. She has the choice of either tyrannizing him or else making herself less in order not to make him less. If the husband is strong enough, though, she can be as strong as she is, as strong as she can grow to be.»

Robert Jordan


«A woman's eyes cut deeper than a knife.»

Robert Jordan


«If you don't know everything, you must go on with what you do know.»

Robert Jordan


«Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.»

Robert Jordan


«Politics is a foggy mire full of snakes.»

Robert Jordan


«A man without trust might as well be dead.»

Robert Jordan


«Only a battle lost is sadder than a battle won.»

Robert Jordan


«You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.»

Robert Jordan


«Times are not what they were, and we cannot be, either. If you sit and wish for what you want, you may not see it this side of the grave.»

Robert Jordan